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BEST Furniture

2007 BEST Furniture, Traditional

Thos. Moser Cabinetmakers

Boston

Your rich aunt left her classic dining room set to your bratty sister? Who cares?! You can build your own inheritance-worthy collection at Thos. Moser, the Maine-based furnituremaker where all the pieces are handcrafted from solid hardwood, the way they… read more»

2007 BEST Furniture, Custom

Furnature

Watertown

Four generations into making furniture, the Shapiro family discovered they could not only craft a gorgeous sofa, loveseat, chair, or bed to match a customer’s specific vision, but also make it totally nontoxic. The company they founded on that principle,… read more»

2007 BEST Furniture, Children's

Bambini Design

Brookline

Just because you’re bringing home a bambino doesn’t mean you have to turn the place into a romper room. This modern furniture store offers colorful French and Italian items that can make a nursery seem as hip as a South… read more»

2006 BEST Furniture, Antique
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Gallagher-Christopher Antiques

Boston

Even minimalists find joy in this boutique that flouts the typical dusty, cluttered antique shop. Gallagher-Christopher’s selection includes 19th-century English dressers, early-20th-century lighting, and art deco chairs, along with the store’s own new Hermes-esque orange lacquer boxes that, if not… read more»

2006 BEST Furniture, Custom
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Frank Roop

Boston

If, like us, you’ve made the rounds of showrooms and emerged empty-handed, stop next at Frank Roop. The interior designer creates pieces with your tastes and dimensions in mind. His French-inspired lounges, beds, and side tables have a vintage feel… read more»

2006 BEST Furniture, Modern
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Montage

Boston

Its old space was awe-inspiring enough, but its renovated 10,500-square-foot showroom leaves us speechless. Montage now features an overhauled collection that includes contemporary European lines like B&B Italia, MatteoGrassi, and Poltrona Frau. It’s always pushed the home-design envelope, but this… read more»

2006 BEST Furniture, Traditional
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Thos. Moser Cabinetmakers

Boston

No, it’s not flashy. And yes, the lines are reminiscent of a bygone era. But don’t confuse traditional with passé. Thos. Moser’s handmade black cherry furniture, with its customized accents and craftsmanship, never looks dated. Plus, all the store’s wares… read more»

2005 BEST Furniture, Contemporary

Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams

Boston

Contemporary doesn’t have to mean mod. Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams gets this, and sells a mix of retro furnishings alongside pieces with cleaner, more classical lines. There are sophisticated neutrals and playful colors, accent pillows and striking lamps, even… read more»

2005 BEST Furniture, Antique

Antiques on Cambridge Street

Cambridge

Antiques shopping is notoriously hit-or-miss, but at the 12,000-square-foot Antiques on Cambridge, you’re bound to run into something special. After all, this depot represents about 100 venerable vendors. Elegant dining tables and chairs, upholstered furniture, and armoires mingle with collectibles,… read more»

2004 BEST Furniture, Antique

Room With a Vieux

Boston

The brightest star in the constellation of Charles Street antique dealers, Room With a Vieux specializes in French pieces picked by owner Jeff Diamond on monthly pilgrimages to France. The pieces themselves, while wholly international in style, are finely tuned… read more»